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Wednesday, April 5
Softball at University of North Texas
6 p.m.
Denton

Friday, April 7
Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball at University of Central Arkansas
4 and 6 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Track and field at Skechers Carl Kight Invitational
All Day
Nacogdoches

Saturday, April 8
Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball at University of Central Arkansas
Noon
Conway, Arkansas

Tennis at University of the Incarnate Word
Noon
San Antonio


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Disability Pride Parade to take place Saturday

The fourth annual Disability Pride Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in downtown Nacogdoches.

The mission of the parade is to develop a sense of pride and empowerment in people with disabilities, empower people with disabilities to openly declare pride in who they are and educate the community about disability as a beautiful aspect of diversity.

The parade is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Alan Larson, associate professor of human services, at (936) 468-1150.

Early Childhood Laboratory PTO hosting fajita dinner fundraiser

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory is selling fajita dinners to help raise funds for the ECHL’s PTO.

The meals are sponsored by Sombrero’s Mexican Bar and Grill and will include fajitas, beans, rice, three tortillas and a cookie.

Tickets are $10 per plate and can be purchased at the ECHL office. Payments are due by Thursday, April 13.

Meals will be available for pick-up from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the south entrance of the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center.

For more information, contact Lori Harkness, director of the ECHL, at (936) 468-4006.


Barrio Writers workshop to take place June 5-9

The third annual SFA Bario Writers workshop will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. June 5-9 in the McKibben Education Building.
 
The free workshop, open to children and young adults ages 13 to 21, provides writing mentorship, field trips and musical performances aimed at inspiring and improving creative writing skills.

For more information, click here.

Office of Multicultural Affairs hosting Diversity Week events

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting Diversity Week with events that promote cultural awareness.

A Microaggressions Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in the Baker Pattillo Student Center's Tiered Classroom. Cherry Steinwender, executive director and co-founder of the Center for the Healing of Racism, will be the guest speaker.

Salsa Magic, an event led by Lee "El Gringuito" and Kat "La Gata," an international dance duo specializing in the bachata, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the student center plaza. The event aims to teach community members how to dance to salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, click here, or contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.
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SFA’s bachelor’s degree in health science ranked among top 30 in nation

Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration, an online resource for finding up-to-date and easy-to-understand information about receiving a degree related to health care management, has ranked SFA among the top 30 institutions in the nation for its bachelor’s degree program in health science.

Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration ranked eligible colleges and universities based on tracks offered, breadth of options, program popularity and cost of attendance.
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SFA hosting National Association for Multicultural Education conference

The Texas chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education will host its 16th annual conference Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, in SFA’s Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. The event is sponsored by SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education and Department of Elementary Education, SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs and the National Association for Multicultural Education.

The conference will include a free storytelling event featuring Verdis Daniels Jr. of Nacogdoches from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the ECRC, Room 212.

Conference events, including poster, breakout and panel sessions, will occur Saturday, April 8, in the ECRC, along with two keynote speakers and a luncheon. Dr. Marlon C. James, assistant professor of urban education and the co-director of the collaborative for advancing urban school excellence at Texas A&M University, will be the morning speaker.

The second keynote speaker will be Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden who retired from Texas Southern University in 2013 after 36 years of service.

To register for Saturday's events, click here.

For more information, contact Dr. Brandon Fox at foxbrand@sfasu.edu.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs hosting grant workshop today

SFA’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a grant workshop today.

“PIVOT Funding Database,” a workshop with hands-on training using the PIVOT database to find funding for projects, will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today in Steen Library, LINC 102A.

To register or for more information, contact ORSP at (936) 468-6606 or Sherry Tucker, administrative assistant, at tuckers1@sfasu.edu.

Athletics


Track and field teams partner with Amazing Grace

SFA’s track and field and cross country teams are partnering with the Amazing Grace Foundation throughout the 2017 season. SFA is dedicating its home meet, the Skechers Carl Kight Invitational, which will occur Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8, in honor of all cancer patients, past and present. 

In the two years since its founding, AGO has challenged athletic teams across the nation to dedicate a competition in honor of the fight, and SFA has proudly accepted to support those battling cancer.
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Softball team traveling to University of North Texas

SFA’s softball team is traveling for a 6 p.m. game tonight against the University of North Texas in Denton.

The last time Ladyjacks competed against the Mean Green was in 2016, when SFA gave up a run on an error in the sixth inning, resulting in a 2-3 win for UNT.
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Baseball’s nine-game winning streak snapped by Louisiana Tech University

SFA junior Josh Evans helped SFA’s baseball team battle back from an 8-5 deficit by capping a three-run seventh inning with an RBI groundout, but Louisiana Tech University broke that 8-8 deadlock with a pair of runs, giving the Bulldogs a 10-8 win Tuesday night at J.C. Love Field in Ruston, Louisiana.

Louisiana Tech's high-scoring game ended the Lumberjacks' nine-game winning streak.
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Fine Arts

Concert to present SFA’s best music students tomorrow

The Orchestra of the Pines at SFA will present the final round of the annual Concerto/Aria Competition at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Each year, SFA's orchestra program hosts a competition inviting students to perform and vie for a spot as guest artist with the orchestra in the next concert season.

For more information, contact SFA's School of Music at (936) 468-4602.
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Huntsville probably isn’t a destination any Lumberjack purposely plans to visit. But if you’re a lover of storybook architecture, Huntsville is home to a gem.

Architect Dan Phillips recently built a two-bedroom home in the shape of a cowboy boot in Bearkat land, complete with a rooftop deck. Phillips plans to rent out the boot, presumably to an old woman upgrading from a shoe. Click here to read more.

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